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A Twins Book: The Twins’ Blanket

Last week while we were at the library, I spotted this book and had to read it. Then I had to buy it. It’s a A Twins Book: The Twins’ Blanket by Hyewon Yum.

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We share toys, clothes, and a room.

Once, we even shared Mommy’s belly.

And we’ve shared the same blanket ever since we were born.

But we are big girls now. I’m already five.

That’s what Mommy says.

I’m five too.  We’re twin sisters, remember, silly? The blanket has gotten too small for both of us.

I think I should have this blanket. Because I’m the big sister, and I can’t sleep without it.

No, I think I should have it. Because….well… I can’t sleep without it, either. And you’re only three minutes older than me!

I am mad at my little sister! Mad at me? I am mad too. You’re so greedy.

Mommy says we should have separate beds now – twin beds since we’re big twin girls. And she’s going to make a new blanket for each of us.


We’re buying new fabric for our blankets. I pick yellow with flowers on it. Yellow is my favorite color.

I pick pink with birds and flowers.

Pink is my favorite color.

Before she starts to sew, Mommy lets us wash the fabric in the backyard. The water tickles us. We laugh and laugh. It’s so much fun!

Then we dry the fabric in the sun. I think yellow is an excellent color for the blanket. Don’t you?


It takes a while – and a lot of sewing – to make two blankets. I want Mommy to finish mine first.


No, mine first. You always get to be first, and that’s not fair!


Finally, they’re finished. Mine is so beautiful. Now I have my own blanket like a big girl. I can’t wait to sleep with it.

Mine is even more beautiful than yours. And it smells like sunshine.


We go to bed early, in our twin beds. But I can’t sleep.

Me neither. My eyes are wide open in the dark.

I stretch my arm out. There’s my little sister’s hand.

I hold my sister’s hand tight. I think she is scared.

I was scared, but I feel better now.

Then we fall asleep in our own beds, with our own blankets, for the very first time.


Love this book! I can relate!

Julie & I are “look-a-like twins” and we shared nearly everything! We did not share a blanket though, I know we each had our own…that we loved to shreds…then Mom suggested we give them to the new puppies in the barn & therefore couldn’t have them back. Smart, smart! We did that & I remember yet. We were 5, like the girls in this book.

Other parts I {we} can relate to:

  • Fighting over something – do twins really fight?!  Not for long anyway.
  • One slightly older than the other – I’m 1 minute older but I don’t think that was ever “used” so much. One minute hardly counts but fact is…maybe, anyway, if the doctors & nurses didn’t mix us up. Who’s to say??
  • Favorite colors – Julie’s was/is blue & mine was/is pink or red. This basically is still true, although I like a lot of colors, I’m still partial to red or pink. We were often dressed similar but different colors. See it’s in writing!  “…pink is a much better color for everything!”
  • Mom sewed for us a lot! She did work on one dress to a certain point and then the other dress to the same so one wasn’t completely done before the other. Or she just plain didn’t tell us she was making them! Probably easier.
  • Mine is even more beautiful. That line is typical.
  • We had twin beds too but often slept in one. We were used to sleeping next to each other and did for a long time.
  • It’s such a “twin thing” to do, to use part of the old blanket on each of the new ones! Something our Mom would have done.


Saturday 30th of November 2013

Will pin this! Thanks so much for linking up to Multicultural Book Day (Jan 27th)!